The Orangery is a centuries-old national monument. In fact, tropical plants were already cultivated in wooden greenhouses on this spot in 1715. The current Orangery building was built in 1875 as a lecture hall. The name Orangery refers to the early function as a storage place for citrus plants (in particular orange trees) during winter time. For many years now, the Orangery serves as Hortus café for our visitors to the garden. Surrounded by numerous rare and exotic plants, it is one of the most beautiful outdoor cafés in Amsterdam.
The Hortus has a mission to bring harmony, beauty and inspiration. We want to ensure a good experience to all our visitors, in the garden as well as at the cafe. Therefore, we ask our visitors not to use phones or laptops. Enjoy the moment!
The cafe and its terrace are open every day from 10:00 – 17:00 hrs. In July and August, we’re open every Thursday and Sunday untill 9 p.m.. Reservations can only be made for groups of 6 persons or more via email.
The Orangery is also an attractive venue for exclusive parties, receptions, and dinners and it is possible to hold meetings or give presentations there. More information can be found on our venue page.